Royals crush Twins, move to 7-0

Minneapolis, MN ( – Lorenzo Cain had two RBI on his 29th
birthday and the unbeaten Kansas City Royals topped Minnesota 12-3, spoiling
the Twins’ home opener.

Eric Hosmer and Alcides Escobar also knocked in two runs for the Royals, who,
at 7-0, are two wins shy of matching the best start in team history. The 2003
squad opened with nine straight wins to set the mark.

Kansas City starter Danny Duffy (1-0) gave up three runs on six hits in 6 1/3

Trevor Plouffe homered and Brian Dozier doubled twice and scored two runs for
Minnesota, which has dropped six of seven to begin the 2015 season.

Trevor May (0-1) allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He replaced
Ricky Nolasco in the Minnesota rotation after the right-hander landed on the
15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.